Northrop Grumman Mid level Network Specialist 3/4 (CCNP, CCIE Written) in Woodlawn, Maryland

Mid level Network Specialist 3/4 (CCNP, CCIE Written)

Requisition ID: 18009549

Location(s): United States-Maryland-Woodlawn

US Citizenship Required for this Position: No

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Network Specialist 3/4 who will support several projects a large federal agency. These positions will be located in Woodlawn, MD.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Description of Work:

  • Survey network requirements of remote customer offices, campus buildings, and Data Centers. Define equipment, cables, adapters and configurations needed to upgrade buildings and sites to established standard.

  • Analyze current network configurations and determine implementation requirements.

  • Configure routing protocols, complex switch networks, and Fabric Path configurations.

  • Prepare network equipment for deployment by loading appropriate software and configuration setting according to pre-engineered design templates.

  • Assemble required equipment, cables, adapters, etc. and arrange delivery to site for installation.

  • Upgrade configuration of existing network equipment to support new features and functions.

  • Manage field installation contractors while they are on-site and provide all technical details to complete installations.

  • Continually review the customer's network and practices looking for opportunities to enhance network functionality, performance and reliability.

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential network products or technical solutions.

  • Test LAN/WAN equipment software (i.e.: IOS, NXOS).

  • Contribute to the development of network documentation, including diagrams, standards, specifications and operating procedures.

  • Monitor for opportunities to enhance the customer network/system performance or reliability.

  • Monitor for opportunities to improve the customer service delivery practices.

  • Perform on-going management of network installation and upgrade projects and maintain deployment schedules.

  • Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to Government customer and Northrop Grumman management.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Maintain and extend expertise in applicable areas of network and computer hardware and software technology.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Mid level Network Specialist / Computer Systems Analyst 3:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relative experience, Master's degree and 3 years of relative experience, or 9 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Written

  • 3 years of hands-on network experience

  • 2 years of hands-on experience configuring routing protocols and switching configuration in medium to large enterprise networks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of network connectivity for physical and virtualized servers and Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

  • Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a position of US Public Trust

Basic Qualifications for a Mid level Network Specialist / Computer Systems Analyst 4:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of relative experience, Master's degree 7 years of relative experience, or 13 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Written

  • 4 years of hands-on network experience

  • 3 years of hands-on experience configuring routing protocols and switching configuration in medium to large enterprise networks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of network connectivity for physical and virtualized servers and Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

  • Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a position of US Public Trust

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Passed the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Written examination.

  • Passed VMWare Data Center Virtualization or End User Computing examination.

  • Hands-on experience with Cisco NXOS.

  • Prior hands on experience with Cisco networks.

  • Knowledge of Wide Area Network technologies.

  • Knowledge of Local Area Network technologies such as Ethernet, wireless LAN as well as the physical media and equipment associated with each.

  • Knowledge of IP routing protocols and implementations.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Title: Mid level Network Specialist 3/4 (CCNP, CCIE Written)

Location: Maryland-Woodlawn

Requisition ID: 18009549